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The Koondrook-Barham Redgum Showcase

On Sunday 1 November, Koondrook in Victoria will host the 2009 Redgum Showcase.
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Laminex to expand using Government funding

Gympie manufacturer Laminex will use $180,000 of state Government funding to increase its competitiveness and capture new domestic and export markets.
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Applications for 2010 Max Jacobs Grants closes next week

A reminder that applications for the 2010 Max Jacobs Grant close next week – 30 September 2009!
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Identifying the silver linings

The New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association presents Wood Industry Conference 2009 at the Holiday Inn, Wellington, on 8-9 October. Under the theme, “Global Storm Clouds – Identifying The Silver Linings”, the conference will look at major economies with which NZ trades, focusing on
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New acoustic technology helps increase sustainable timber production

Financial returns and productivity from fire-damaged pine plantations at Pinjar and Yanchep have been maximised thanks to new acoustic tools now in use by the Forest Products Commission (FPC).
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NSW Rural Fire Service address to Hoo Hoo Club

Sydney Hoo Hoo Club 215 has organised a special dinner meeting later this month during which timber usage for building in bushfire-prone areas will be the main topic for discussion.
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FWPA rejects greenwashing claims

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has rejected ‘greenwashing’ claims that its Wood. Naturally Better™ print advertising campaign is flawed.
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Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS) – Stakeholders dialogue forum

Australian Forestry Standard Limited are inviting stakeholders in the Ausralian Forestry Certification Scheme to attend a free forum being held Wednesday 16 September at the Hyatt Hotel, Yarralumla, ACT.
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New Senior Appointment in Timber Industry Standards

Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd (FWPA) announced the appointment this week of Neil Evans to the new senior management role of Timber Standards Manager commencing in late October.
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